This weekend I took a trip to the Renaissance and Pleasure Faire in Irwindale. Sean and I have been planning to go for weeks and finally made it. He was kind of sick and I’m maybe on the verge of sickness so we didn’t have a lot of energy. Enough energy to eat frozen cheesecake on a stick though. I wore a costume that I put together two years ago when we went the last time. I didn’t get a picture this time, so let’s get in the time machine to 2006 when…
…I looked exactly the same!
I’m wearing a hand-knit corset/bodice that I designed for the event. I used Louet’s Merlin Avalon yarn: “a magical blend of wool and flax”. In hindsight I guess clothes were usually woven and not knit back then. Well, everyone else is a little lax with the authenticity. At least I’m not wearing a Hot Topic goth corset or something. Sean got so many comments last time on his Clockwork Orange T-shirt that he had to wear it again this time. He got about three or four comments this time. I ran into Mike there but forgot to get a picture with him. I did take some random pictures later in the day, mostly of people’s backs.
Crazy jester lady:
Bloody goths or something:
Wizard riding a “magical” transporter:
Painted ladies and Sean’s hairy wrist:
All in all, I had a lot of fun. Even though it was totally gloomy and overcast when I left home, it was super hot by the time we got there. I put on sunblock this time, but still got kind of sunburnt on my chest. If I could sum up the Ren Faire in two words, it would be “mammary overload”.
The rest of the weekend I spent knitting Laminaria. I finished the star chart on Friday night.
I’m using Misti Alpaca Lace. I didn’t want to do green like everyone, but I really liked this color at the store. I was pretty proud of myself, I was able to fix a mistake two rows below. I forgot to do the 3-into-3 thing and just did a SSSK. It probably took me as long as it would have to tink back those two rows though. I just finished the transitional chart this afternoon but may wait a bit before going onto the blossom chart. I’m going to be demo-ing at the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Festival next Sunday (hopefully with you!) so I should try to card up some more alpaca so I don’t have to do it there at the event.
In other news, I broke the display on my phone and the phone is slowly beginning to die on me. If you or anyone calls me and I don’t answer, you must leave a message. Better yet leave a message with your phone number in it. Anyone have a decent AT&T/Cingular phone they don’t need anymore? I also made some mozzarella and ricotta cheese today. It always takes longer than I think it will. After all that I feel too lazy to make dinner.